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Python and Django Developer jobs and careers

A career in Python and Django development is the responsibility of writing server-side logic for innovative web applications. You will usually build back-end components and support front-end Developers by integrating the applications by using specific languages and technologies. 

Why consider a career as a Python and Django Developer?
Python is known as one of the most popular coding languages and is a firm favourite amongst Developers for its efficiency and a strong sense of readability. Upon growing your knowledge and developing your career, you will have the chance to grow as a senior industry professional.

What a  Python and Django Developer career or job may entail…
As a Python and Django Developer, you’ll perform hands-on coding. You may create and architect new software applications, web content solutions, component-based applications or you may improve existing products. You’ll need strong communication and planning skills, on top of problem analysis ability and a collaborative mentality. Building on time and to spec, your code will be well documented.
Typical role titles include
Python Developer
Python/Django Developer
Software Developer

Career progression example
Lead Python Developer
Senior Python/Django software engineer
Lead Python/Django developer
Tech Lead

Salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, Python and Django Developer learning professionals on average will be earning between £20k - £30k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £30k - 40k and seniors would be looking to earn £40k+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…
Popular skills related to these roles include:

Python | Django | MySQL | PostgreSQL | Git | Linux | TDD | Leaflet | Flask | GIS | AngularJS | jQuery | TypeScript | Dart | Nginx | Gunicorn | Fabric.

What qualifications does it take?
PCAP – Certified Associate in Python Programming certification is a professional credential that measures your ability to accomplish coding tasks related to the basics of programming in the Python language and the fundamental notions and techniques used in object-oriented programming.


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  • 22nd Jan

    Hot Jobs JavaScript Engineers

    — Progressive digital consultancy with UK-wide presence

    £40K - £70K
    Constant progression with access to well-reputed tech courses.       Greenfield solutions, diverse project exposure, no day the same.  Get active in the tech community with regular events/meetups. JavaScript Engineers with full-stack experience needed for an award-winning digital consultancy in Central Bristol. The business has grown to over c1500 people over the years with offices across the UK and over in the US, boasting an incredibly diverse client base (mainly blue chip businesses) with lots of repeat work and longstanding relationships. You could gain exposure to working with a wide variety of government agencies, financial service giants and large-scale retailers, and more. The business are heavily involved in the local tech community and are constantly hosting/organising events to give you exposure to the wider tech scene. They are considering candidates at different levels of seniority hence the wider salary range. What skills you’ll need Full-Stack JavaScript capability with exposure to React & Node ideally. Any Angular/Vue experience is fine but you’ll need to be willing to learn React/Node.  Awareness of microservice architectures, coupled with an understanding of object-oriented tech with good knowledge of TDD/BDD principles.  Knowledge of cloud solutions (AWS, Azure, GCP) & containerisation (Docker, Kubernetes).  Appreciation of “DevOps”; CI/CD, builds, configs etc.  Ability to work with Agile/Scrum methodologies.  What you’ll be doing You'll be joining a dynamic delivery team in Bristol focused on building both greenfield & ongoing solutions across the company's longstanding client base. Adopting a DevOps approach to development, you'll be developing a variety of scalable web applications from the ground up, engaging directly with clients to ensure you understand their needs to the fullest extent. The business is known for building high-level & unique solutions and the team is made up of a bunch of highly-motivated engineers. You will be solution-oriented, offering a good understanding of various technology fundamentals, such as logic, software design concepts & data structures. No day is the same in this role; they look for adaptable people with a drive to learn who can be as versatile as possible across a large project base. What you’ll get in return for your experience On top of a generous salary and an innovative team to work alongside & learn from, the company will offer a benefits package which includes healthcare & income protection, flexible working hours, great pension scheme, a competitive rewards structure as well as free treats in the office, tech talks and regular socials! There are plenty of progression opportunities on offer as well with access to various tech conferences and courses to upskill your knowledge.  What's next? This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an amazing company, so if you're interested, send your CV to Joe ASAP or give us a call to have a chat! 
  • 31st Jan

    PHP/WordPress Developer

    — Central Bristol - 3 Months Initial

    Up to £350 p/day
    PHP/WordPress Developer. Interesting Project. Bristol - 3 Month Initial Contract. 3 month initial contract opportunity for a PHP/WordPress Developer to redevelop an interesting website for our Central Bristol client. What you'll be doing Working for a busy web company based in Central Bristol - developing niche interest PHP/WordPress sites, for a relatively large audience. What experience you'll need to apply for this role PHP (Expert). WordPress (Expert). JavaScript (Experienced). React (Desirable). What you'll get in return for your experience The daily rate is up to £350 p/day - However, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered.  What's next? Please apply with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.
  • 29th Jan

    PHP/Full-Stack Developer

    — Fantastic Cloud Based Product

    Work with PHP7 and Laravel. Close-knit team in a friendly environment. Impressive client list that’s consistently growing. A successful and dynamic SaaS company who design powerful software for educational institutes are looking for a couple of experienced PHP Developers to join the team with a variety of technical challenges. It’s a great opportunity to learn from an experienced and supportive team on a very popular platform. What you’ll need You will have worked with PHP before, ideally v7. Experience with Laravel is ideal but other MVC’s such as Symfony 2 will be considered. Any front-end experience within JavaScript ideally with the use of React, Angular or vue would be highly beneficial. Database knowledge – MySQL, SQL Server (Postgres advantageous). Version control, ideally Git. You will understand the importance of security. A keen eye for usability and interface design would be a plus. Experience in an agile environment would be a bonus. What you’ll be doing As a developer, you will be contributing to the ongoing development of their 2 unique products across a single platform. Once you have learned the work domain you will help contribute your own ideas of the structure with a focus on usability. The team values user experience, so it’s expected that you take the design into account to make the product stand out with rich user interfaces. They have a reputation for high quality software, so you will need to write clean code and be willing to fix any bugs that might crop up. You’ll be working with key clients to help identify improvements and fixes where necessary. Most of the work will be back-end (PHP), ideally you will be familiar with modern framework such as Laravel with some front-end experience also. The development team are multi-disciplined within an agile approach. You would be joining an excellent team and working environment with the chance to make a real impact at a growing business.   What you’ll get in return for your talents The company has grown over the past year and their success keeps going. This makes it the perfect time to join an expanding company, working with some impressive clients. It’s a close-knit team that really care about what they do. Everyone’s friendly and at least twice a year they get all the national offices together for socials. Salary may range from £40K-£60K depending on experience, they offer a wide range of training and development to continue your own personal growth and to up-skill yourself with new tech. The company offer part remote/flexible working on a case-by-case basis. What’s next If this sounds like the role for you then send your CV in now or get in touch with Sarah (; 01179269530) to discuss further.
  • 28th Jan

    Digital Development Manager

    — Awesome charity, exciting digital transformation

    North Bristol
    £50K - £60K
    Hands on leadership role, autonomy over work with minimal red tape. Large scale digital transformation project, work with machine learning. Excellent scope for progression into Enterprise architect role. A highly reputable not-for-profit in North Bristol is looking for a hands-on Digital Development Manager to help drive their digital transformation forward. Operating for nearly 40 years they now support over 600,000 customers and their families by offering affordable transportation solutions. You’ll be working closely with internal stakeholders & external development teams to oversee the success of the businesses technical capability. What skills you’ll need Proven background in software development using .Net, C#. Exposure to Java or React would be advantageous. Strong leadership skills & an ability to manage external resource/agencies. Excellent knowledge of both Agile & Waterfall methodologies. Good working knowledge of cloud based technologies, preferably Azure. Previous experience in a product role or leading scrum teams would be beneficial. What you’ll be doing As the Digital Development Manager your focus will be to grow the digital capability of the business, driving the development of their core website, which transacts over £2bn a year, and its supporting cloud based & legacy systems. Further, you’ll be responsible for the successful delivery of their marketing automation programme, working closely with the onsite developer & external agencies to ensure they are delivering technically and be on-hand to develop any product backlog. This is a fully empowered role where you will be wearing many hats and you’ll have full autonomy over the budget and be a key decision maker in major business decisions such as whether to move to a Java/React environment for example. Continuous delivery & improvement will be at the heart of everything you do, ensuring development best practises are adhered to both internally and by the external resource teams. You will act as the central point of contact for any system related issues, so excellent communication & stakeholder management skills are a must. What you’ll get in return for your talents On top of a salary of up to £60K, you’ll have access to a bonus of c22% (depending on performance), generous pension, excellent private medical, free onsite parking and much more. Further, you’ll have the opportunity to work for a highly regarded charity with strong retention and genuine career progression opportunities. What’s next? Sound good? Send you CV to Ellen now for immediate consideration!
  • 28th Jan

    Senior .NET Developer

    — Bring your own ideas!

    £45K - £55K
    Take ownership of projects and introduce new technology. Excellent personal and career development opportunities. Small friendly team.  A leading software consultancy are looking for a Senior .NET Developer to join them in their brand new offices in North Bristol. The last decade has seen them going from strength to strength providing expert IT solutions & analytics to their global client base and now they are looking to grow out their Bristol presence. Joining a small but friendly team you'll be leading the development on the business' core product and will have the opportunity to really shape the technical direction of the business, taking ownership of the business' applications and implementing new tech and tooling. This is a great opportunity to make the role your own in a increasingly successful business. What skills you'll need Proven background in Software Development across the Microsoft stack, C#, ASP.Net, Visual Studio.  Experience of Web Development & Front-End technologies such as JavaScript. Knowledge of front-end libraries would be a bonus. Strong working knowledge of .Net MVC. Good experience of using SQL Server.  Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects, preferably in an Agile SCRUM environment.  What you'll be doing As a Senior Web Developer, you will own the development of the business' core suite of web applications. Working with high-end software tools and modern programming practises you'll be responsible for developing, integrating and maintaining existing web applications. You'll be involved with all aspects of the product lifecycle, lending your technical expertise to the software architcture & implementing new technologies where appropriate. You'll be a strong problem solver with an ability to work on multiple projects at once. No two days are the same in this fast paced environment!  What you'll get in return for your efforts On top of a generous salary (paying up to £55K) plus competitive bonus, you'll be joining a friendly & collaborative team in brand-new offices and will help build out their Bristol presence.  You'll be given creative freedom and the chance to innovate and introduce new ideas. Further, there’s free parking surrounding the office, international travel opportunities plus many more. What's next? If you'd like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Ellen on 0117 926 9530.  
  • 28th Jan

    Java Spring Developer

    — Financial Services

    Up to £500 p/day
    Java Spring Developer. Bournemouth - 6 Month Initial Contract. Spring Integration - Financial Services Project. 6 month initial contract opportunity, for a Java Developer to develop a large scale customer facing website for a major financial services organisation. What you'll be doing Working for a financial services company in Bournemouth using: Java, Spring Integration & Spring Boot on a regulatrory change project. What experience you'll need to apply for this role Java (Expert). Spring (Expert). Spring Boot (Expert). Customer Facing Websites (Desirable). What you'll get in return for your experience The daily rate is up to £500 p/day - However, all quotes from suitable candidates will be considered. What's next? Please apply with your most up-to-date CV and I will be in touch to discuss further.
  • 26th Jan

    Lead Engineer

    — Support students on an global scale

    Work under one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs Be the direction of the technology within a multidisciplinary team. Up to 4 days a week remote working. An international start-up is looking for a Lead Developer seeking a rewarding challenge. You will be working with a tech founder who has already built a company known as “one of the best places to work in the UK” aiming to take this one on the same journey. You will play a key part in supporting international students through your technical leadership within a thriving start-up. What skills you’ll be needing Highly proficient with PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, HTML & CSS. Experience using modern JavaScript frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue, Node. Experience using MVC frameworks – Laravel, Symfony, Zend You will have worked with cloud computing (ideally AWS). Creating REST API’s. Ideally you will have worked with things like Git, Grunt, Gulp and Webpack. Experience managing other developers. Be able to carry out code reviews. You will be able to spot trends in the market and implement most efficient technologies. You will have worked in an agile/scrum environment Redux and React native are not essential but a bonus. It would also be beneficial if you had experience with TDD and BDD. What you’ll be doing As the Lead Developer on this new product you will be joining a small team to guide the entire technical space. You’ll facilitate the team of engineers which includes back-end, front-end and QA. Working closely with the product owner and product designer you will contribute in all areas including hands-on development, code reviews, sprints, stand-ups, project management, security, scalability and strategy (withing your capacity). You’ll ensure architecture is fit to meet business needs, manage middleware development between back-end and front-end applications, mentor where needed, assist with design and QA, and participate in workshops addressing any key problems you may face. It’s a critical role which works closely with the founders of the company who will support you on this journey to being one of the market leading companies that supports students on an international scale. What you’ll get in return for your talents As mentioned before you will be working with one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who built a market leading company from the ground up used by millions across the UK, he is on a journey for round 2 and you can be a very close part of that. In line with what has been said above with the autonomy in this role you will also receive a generous salary (£60K-£75K) 25 days holiday that can increase plus 3 days off a year for volunteering, flexible working (4 days remote), share options a good pension plus more – these benefits will be improving as the company grows with the aim to match some of the best benefits in the country. Along with the autonomy, the benefits and the general opportunity you will be on the forefront of technology working with some incredible talent. What’s next Want to know more? Send in your CV now to George -; 01179269530.
  • 26th Jan

    Front-End Engineer

    — Greenfield web application

    Own the front-end at a well-funded VC-backed start-up. Have support from remote Google developers. Flexible working, part remote. A Bath based start-up with recent investment are on a mission to change the ticketing industry. It’s an exciting time for the company who are part of a Google incubator programme, they are now looking to hire some new talent including a front-end developer to work on their new greenfield web application. Experience you’ll need Experience with React. Strong JavaScript skills. Familiarity with code versioning tools (ideally Git). Experience with data structure libraries e.g. SQL. You will ideally have worked with React workflows (Redux or Flux). Knowledge of front-end tools such as Webpack, NPM. Good API experience. You’ll have a modern approach to development. Open to new ideas and bringing in suggestions. You’ll enjoy working closely with team members and working collaboratively. What you’ll be doing You will be joining an exciting and ambitious start-up working on a greenfield application that will utilise API’s in a completely new way. As the dedicated front-end engineer and a key part of the team you will work alongside the tech lead to build a world class UI. Your primary focus will be the web application, which will be an alternative offering to the API, you will build this using React with a UX approach translating wireframes to visual elements. You will be responsible for optimization of the application to ensure speed and scalability across an array of web-capable devices. The components you build will be reusable for future benefits as the team grows. What you’ll get in return for your talents Along with a salary between £40K-£45K you will be entitled to an array of benefits including flexible/home working, high quality coffee, a ping pong table, pension, 25 days holiday amongst other perks. Most importantly you will have the chance to have a real impact inside a well-funded VC backed early start-up, with a huge amount of autonomy to build the UI with guidance from a very talented tech lead. You’ll also be based in an innovation centre in central Bath with the support from engineers from Google. What’s next? If you’d like to apply or find out more just give George a shout (; 01179269530)
  • 26th Jan

    JavaScript Engineers

    — Work on award winning tools

    Multi award-winning FinTech for good start-up in Central Bristol. Working on the latest tech – React, Node, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker etc. Remote/flexible working, save on your commute! A multi award-winning fin-tech in central Bristol is looking to hire 6 JavaScript Engineers to join their small/medium sized team as they expand in what is going to be a very exciting 2020. The product was first launched in the early 2010’s and is now grown onto V2 and it just continues to expand, you will play a key part in maintaining the platform. You can focus on the front-end, back-end or whole stack. What experience you’ll need Essential You’ll have good JavaScript skills. Experience with a JS framework e.g. React, Node, Express, Angular Flexibility around the stack. A passion for technology and emerging trends. Team player, even when remote. Desirable Experience with AWS. Knowledge of APIs. Familiar with TDD, CI/CD. Some DevOps exposure (Kubernetes, Docker). OpenBanking experience. Mentoring of juniors (depending on level) What you’ll be doing Focussing on your core area of the stack whether it’s front-end or back-end you’ll have the chance to work with/learn AWS, Kubernetes, Node, React, Elastic stack, API’s and more. You’ll be ensuring high quality code is delivered in line with project goals and delivery cycles. You will thrive using agile methods and enjoy working openly as part of a multidisciplinary team focused on multiple projects. Within the team you will design and build services using web technologies, improve processes through automation and optimisation, share knowledge of tools and techniques applying your broad knowledge of technologies ensuring security. Your key contributions to the platform will support consumers with their financial issues and money worries, bringing new ideas and ways of innovating the process. What you’ll get in return for your talents You will receive a competitive salary anywhere between £25K and £70K depending on your level of experience as they are looking for multiple people. Alongside this you will receive a generous pension (10% contribution), flexible/remote working, life insurance, own personal development budget, 25 days holiday a year and your own choice of OS which can be either Mac or Linux. This company pride themselves on a high code quality. What’s next?If you’d like to find out more about this role or apply please get in touch with George (01179269530; 
  • 24th Jan

    Front-End Developer

    — Magento eCommerce specialists

    Award winning Magento experts, beautifully crafted eCommerce sites, top clients. Become a key part of the business and influence tech strategy. Fun technology company, complex and challenging projects. An award-winning, ambitious and fast-growing tech company based in Bristol are looking for someone who shares their passion for front-end development and eCommerce sites.  This lovely bunch work with a number of well-known names across varied industries delivering beautifully crafted eCommerce sites whilst maintaining a reputation of being one of the top Magento specialists in the UK. This could be the next role for you if it’s sounding good so far.What experience you'll need  Commercial Front-End Development experience, ideally with experience of Magento Commerce & Open Source platform Strong experience using HTML, Javascript, XML and LESS Good knowledge of JavaScript including libraries such as jQuery, Knockout.js, webpack, React and Redux An understanding of GraphQL Good understanding of the core principles of Responsive Web Design Familiarity with Progressive Web Apps and related coding languages and libraries Demonstrates a good understanding of Unix at a minimum of user-level Understanding of Git version control Strong understanding of e-commerce websites Excellent communication and problem-solving skills Ability to use design and general office applications What you'll be doingYou'll be developing high functioning and quality Magento eCommerce websites for varied brands and companies. The role will involve working closely with project managers, QA testers, other developers and suggesting new ideas or tech for future projects. You'll be responsible for developing bespoke solutions for a number of clients, as well as providing support to their existing code base. They're big fans of code reviews and will look for you to help to mentor and support new team members as the company continues to grow.  They're always on the hunt for great meetups and events to attend and are promising R&D time as part of the working week. What you'll get in return for your talentsYou'll get to work on some thoroughly worthwhile projects, pick up new tech and develop your skills in an informal, fun working culture for a business that's growing nicely.  In addition, they offer a competitive salary (Up to 35K DOE), Christmas shutdown and 20 days holiday + 8 bank holidays, 3% employer pension contribution into an auto enrolment scheme, entry onto yearly bonus scheme which is based upon the previous year’s profit, Friday breakfast, sandwiches and beers in the PM, fruit, snacks and drinks provided and quarterly staff events. A very enjoyable and relaxed culture with friendly bunch of people who are tight-knitted and get on very well with one another.What's next Sound ideal?  Send in your CV with examples of work to Tareek for immediate consideration.

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  • SCISYS are a leading an international software and solutions company.
  • Enjoying a period of high growth SCISYS were looking to expand their technology team at pace and required an agency that would not only find the right talent, but also support the development of their employer brand. 
  • To achieve this, we introduced SCISYS to our tech community partners, helping them to raise their profile in the developer community, placing them solidly on the map as an employer of choice for developers and wider technology people. 
  • Through our consultative approach, we provided market guidance and knowledge, along with a comprehensive resourcing campaign that resulted in the successful hire of several hard to fill vacancies, from Developers to Solution Architects. 

“ADLIB have been a huge help throughout a very busy year of growth here at SCISYS. Not only have they supported with live requirements, they have also provided valuable market information throughout the year which has in turn supported with our hiring decisions and future growth plans. We look forward to a continued partnership throughout 2019.”

Mollie Hatton, Recruitment Manager, at SCISYS 

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Expanding their team of Developers at pace

  • Immersive Labs help reduce the risk of attacks via a class leading cyber-learning environment. 
  • As a fast growing business, Immersive Labs needed to work with a recruiter that was able to get to the heart of their culture to deliver hard to find technology expertise. Step forward ADLIB's technology recruitment team. Through our in-depth knowledge of the local candidate market skilled in JavaScript libraries such as React and Ruby on Rails and our ability to find the right personality match, we quickly identified the talent required and all in line with critical business timings.
  • With more and more companies hunting out similar skill sets, a major contributor to the success of the campaign was them being a business with a culture for R&D, cutting edge technology, highly competitive salaries & benefits and the opportunity to be part of a tech-first and people focused culture.

"ADLIB's comprehensive understanding of the local tech market and the challenges faced by quickly growing start-ups has been significant in helping us grow over the last two years"

Greg Craft, Talent Director at Immersive Labs 

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